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Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

By: Heather King | July 11th, 2018

If you would have predicted an online bookstore would shake up the Aftermarket parts market, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Yet here we are, 24 years after Amazon began in Jeff Bezos garage, and repair shops are…

It's National Car Care Month!

It's National Car Care Month!

By: Heather King | April 13th, 2018

We all know routine auto care an maintenance keeps our customers safely on the road. This month, share smart care care tips like this free Car Care Guide along with this Car Care Annual Checklist from The Car Care Council…

Gone Phishing: Is your company data secure?

Gone Phishing: Is your company data secure?

By: Celeste Hall | February 8th, 2018

According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, phishing was involved in 43% of all data breaches. So what is phishing? Is it a threat to me? How do I defend against it? What is a phishing scam? Phishing scams…

What a low quality part really costs

What a low quality part really costs

By: Heather King | November 16th, 2017

Just like many products on the market today, there is a significant amount of options when it comes to auto parts. So how do you really measure the monetary value in quality? GMB recently released a study on the high costs of…

What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

By: Heather Sinchak | October 25th, 2017

It's hard to believe it's almost 2018. And with this new year, comes new technology, challenges, and unforeseen obstacles.  Independent repair facilities -- your customers -- will see the impact of market fluctuation. To encourage shops to set their business up for…

“Wood you beleaf this?” Japanese researchers look to wood for the next generation of auto parts material

“Wood you beleaf this?” Japanese researchers look to wood for the next generation of auto parts material

By: Heather Sinchak | August 17th, 2017

Steel, aluminum, and plastic. All common materials if you asked any gear head what cars are made of. But with the advancement of technology, researchers are taking science back to basics with materials – wood. Click here to check out…